We keep hearing that the retail scene in Singapore is stale but with another long weekend upon us again (which makes it 7 so far this year), check out these new stores that are keeping it vibrant. And you don’t even have to mull over which is better suited to your needs or has better value – conserve that energy for Polling Day this Friday.
B2-108, Canal Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Sun – Thu: 10.30am – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 10.30am – 11.30pm
Having opened its second store in Singapore, Sandro’s Marina Bay Sands outlet is 151sqm of Parisian style. The while walls and wooden floors don’t distract from the full range of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories available, a stark contrast from the green marble cash counter.
02-09 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road
Mon – Thu: 11am – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 11am – 10pm
Manifesto brings a modern fashion edge to Capitol Piazza’s heritage outlook. The multi-label store is an art gallery, event space and most importantly, a fashion boutique all in one. The open interior stocks over 60 brands out of which, about 60% are new to Singapore. Stocks (and sometimes new brands) are brought in on a monthly basis so don’t fret if you can’t get that Lemaire shirt in your size.
01-41/42 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road
Daily: 10am – 9pm
If you’ve popped by Paragon recently, you would’ve noticed that the boarding have been removed to reveal Givenchy’s newly renovated and expanded boutique. Taking over the entire space next to its pre-renovated store means that there is more to offer, especially for men. Head in from the front and turn right for the wide array of men’s ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories on display.
01-22, 5 Everton Park, Daily: 11.30am – 7.30pm. Closed on Tuesdays
Founded by Kelvin Cheong, onlyBrown was started due to a lack of variety in leather goods for men in Singapore. Bringing in leather bags and accessories from places in the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States, the online retailer has set up shop in Everton Park. We recommend that you head over for leather brands that you won’t find anywhere else in Singapore.
B2-108A, Canal Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Daily: 10.30am – 11pm
Many wouldn’t have guessed that the brand famed for its Candy Bag offered some men’s bags and accessories years ago. Entering the men’s market once again, Furla launched its men’s line in Singapore with the opening of its new boutique at Marina Bay Sands. The luxurious feel and modern silhouettes of the new range might just be what you need to complete any outfit. Look out for our interview with Furla’s CEO, Eraldo Poletto in the October issue.